Have you got a daughter or son leaving school this year? We didn’t have Proms in my day, but it seems to be a common occurrence at all schools now. Getting the outfit sorted is often seen as ‘top priority’, so I’ve compiled a list of budget-friendly shops/online brands to help you get it all sorted before the GCSE exams start.
Next Directory – Next have an array of occasion dresses, including some of the higher end brands. Their next day delivery service is excellent and you can order in a whole range of styles for them to try on in the comfort of your own home – no need to trudge around the shops!
Fanny Crown – this french brand was recommended to me some time ago. An interesting brand name I know, but I’m told the dresses are great!
Chi Chi Clothing.com
Crystal Boutique in Farnborough – offer a vast range of dresses at very reasonable prices.
TKMaxx – try the online site or if you prefer to try things on a trip to the Farnborough, Guildford or Basingstoke stores might be worthwhile. I know TKMaxx is a love it or hate it shop though, so if searching through the rails fills you with dread this may not be for you!
Or there’s the usual department stores (Debenhams, House of Fraser etc.)
And not forgetting the boys too … here’s a list of brands to try for suits:
Next Directory – great for slim fitting suits
Moss Bros – if you prefer to hire (they’re all still growing no doubt so this can be a sensible option!)
Youngs Formal Hire
If you want to find out which colours and styles suit them before you start shopping, then now might be the perfect time to treat them to a colour and/or style consultation? This is a picture of a lovely client that came to a colour workshop recently before heading off to shop for her prom dress. She had been thinking of buying a nude coloured dress, but after seeing how much better she looked in stronger colours like this red, she took the plunge and found this amazing dress – doesn’t she look stunning!
If you’d like to do the same for your daughter or son, see all the details of colour and style consultations I offer on my website.